Russian National Orchestra

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The Russian National Orchestra (Russkiy Natsional'niy Orkestr) is one of the newest international-quality orchestras in the world and is a symbol of societal and government changes in Russia. (It should not be confused with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia's oldest orchestra, based in Tomsk, Siberia.)

President Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of Openness (glasnost') and Rebuilding (perestroika) permitted the founding in
Read more 1990 of the first independent orchestral organization since 1918, the Russian National Orchestra. Its founder was the Tchaikovsky Prize-winning pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev. Promising an agenda that was driven by artistic considerations and an actual ownership share in the orchestra, the RNO succeeded in attracting the best players from the state-owned orchestras, especially those who were tired of concerts and compositions designed to promote Communist Party agendas. The first concert, in November, 1990, (nine months before the total collapse of Communist rule and reversion of the country to its old name of Russia), revealed an orchestra that was already first rate in execution and individual tone and well on the way of blending into a first rate ensemble.

The orchestra is funded entirely from private sources (foundations, corporations, and individuals from around the world), and is governed by a multinational board of trustees. It has important outreach programs, including its innovative arts and music program for children, "The Magic of Music." It often travels to give special concerts and presentations at orphanages and homes for handicapped children.

Its first recording, of Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony in an exciting performance led by Pletnev, quickly generated international demand. It was the first Russian orchestra invited to play in Israel and at the Vatican, and it toured widely.

Since 1993, the orchestra has recorded extensively for Deutsche Grammophon and has produced outstanding recordings of music of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev in particular. It also has a recording arrangement with an American independent label, Well-Tempered Production, which, in addition to recording the whole orchestra, planned to produce a series of discs of music played by the various chamber ensembles the orchestra has formed out of its membership.

In 1999, it appointed violinist-conductor Vladimir Spivakov as its principal conductor and music director. Read less

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Biography

; Russia
The Russian National Orchestra (Russkiy Natsional'niy Orkestr) is one of the newest international-quality orchestras in the world and is a symbol of societal and government changes in Russia. (It should not be confused with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia's oldest orchestra, based in Tomsk, Siberia.)

President Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of Openness (glasnost') and Rebuilding (perestroika) permitted the founding in
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Lento
II. Allegro dramatico
III. Lento
IV. Vivace
V. Allegro
VI. Andante
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato (poco allegretto)
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro non troppo
I. Lento lugubre - Moderato con moto
II. Vivace con spirito
III. Andante con moto
IV. Allegro con fuoco
I. Moderato assai - Allegro brillante
II. Allegro moderato e semplice
III. Andante elegiaco
IV. Scherzo
V. Allegro con fuoco
I. Andantino: Andante assai
II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
III. Moderato - Allegro moderato - Moderato - Piu tranquillo
I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
II. Andante marziale, quasi moderato
III. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro molto vivace
IV. Finale: Moderato assai - Allegro vivo
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian": I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro comodo - Andante sostenuto (original 1872 version)
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian": I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro comodo - Andante sostenuto (original 1872 version)
I. Allegro tranquillo (Dreams of a Winter Journey)
II. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto (Land of Desolation, Land of Mists)
III. Scherzo: Allegro scherzando giocoso
IV. Finale: Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso
I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
II. The Kalender Prince
III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess
IV. Festival at Baghdad - The Sea
I. Alborada
II. Variations
III. Alborada
IV. Scena e canto gitano
V. Fandango asturiano
Overture
Act I Tableau 1: Decoration of the Christmas tree
Act I Tableau 1: March
Act I Tableau 1: Children's galop and entry of the parents
Act I Tableau 1: Scene dansante
Act I Tableau 1: Scene and Grandfather's Dance
Act I Tableau 1: Departure of the guests - Night
Act I Tableau 1: The battle and transformation scene
Act I Tableau 2: The forest of fir trees in winter
Act I Tableau 2: Waltz of the Snowflakes
Act II Tableau 3: The enchanted palace of the kingdom of sweets
Act II Tableau 3: Arrival of Clara and the Nutcracker
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: a. Chocolate - Spanish Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: b. Coffee - Arabian Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: c. Tea - Chinese Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: d. Trepak - Russian Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: e. Dance of the Toy Flutes
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: f. Mother Gigogne and the clowns
Act II Tableau 3: Waltz of the flowers
Act II Tableau 3: Pas de deux: The Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Act II Tableau 3: Variation 1: Tarantella
Act II Tableau 3: Variation 2: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Act II Tableau 3: Coda
Act II Tableau 3: Final waltz
Act II Tableau 3: Apotheosis
I. Andantino - Andante assai
II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
III. Moderato - Allegro moderato - Piu tranquillo
I. Andante - Allegro con anima
II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza
III. Valse: Allegro moderato
IV. Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace
1. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo
2. Allegro animato
3. Larghetto
4. Allegro con fuoco
1. Largo - Allegro moderato
2. Allegro molto
3. Adagio
4. Allegro vivace
1. Lento - Allegro moderato
2. Adagio ma non troppo
3. Allegro
1. Non allegro
2. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
3. Lento assai - Allegro vivace
I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima
II. Andantino in modo di canzone
III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 In G Minor, Op.13 "Winter Reveries" - 1. Allegro tranquillo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 In G Minor, Op.13 "Winter Reveries" - 2. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 In G Minor, Op.13 "Winter Reveries" - 3. Scherzo (Allegro scherzando giocoso)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 In G Minor, Op.13 "Winter Reveries" - 4. Finale (Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, Op.17 "Little Russian" - 1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, Op.17 "Little Russian" - 2. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, Op.17 "Little Russian" - 3. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace - Trio. L'istesso tempo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, Op.17 "Little Russian" - 4. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Presto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 In D, Op.29 "Polish" - 1. Introduzione e Allegro
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 In D, Op.29 "Polish" - 2. Alla tedesca (Allegro moderato)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 In D, Op.29 "Polish" - 3. Andante elegiaco
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 In D, Op.29 "Polish" - 4. Scherzo (Allegro vivo)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 In D, Op.29 "Polish" - 5. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36 - 1. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima - Moderato assai, quasi Andante - Allegro vivo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36 - 2. Andantino in modo di canzone
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36 - 3. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36 - 4. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 1. Andante - Allegro con anima
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 3. Valse (Allegro moderato)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 - 1. Lento lugubre - Moderato con moto - Andante
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 - 2. Vivace con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 - 3. Andante con moto
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 - 4. Allegro con fuoco
I. Allegro moderato - Cantabile - Poco meno scherzando
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro con brio
Introduction
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 1. Scene
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 2. Valse
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 3. Scene
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: I. Intrada
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: II. Andante sostenuto
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: III. Allegro semplice - Presto
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: IV. Moderato
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: V. Allegro
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: VI. Coda: Allegro vivace
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: I. Tempo di valse ma non troppo vivo, quasi moderato
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: II. Andante - Allegro
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: III. Tempo di valse
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: IV. Coda: Allegro molto vivace
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 6. Pas d'action
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 7. Sujet
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 8. Dance of the goblets: Tempo di polacca
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 9. Finale: Andante: The flight of swans
Act II By a Lake: No. 10. Scene: Moderato
Act II By a Lake: No. 11. Scene
Act II By a Lake: No. 12. Scene: Allegro
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: I. Tempo di valse
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: II. Moderato assai
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: III. Tempo di valse
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: IV. Allegro moderato
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: V. Andante - Allegro
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: VI. Tempo di valse
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: VII. Coda: Allegro vivace
Act II By a Lake: No. 14. Scene: Moderato
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 15. Allegro giusto
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 16. Dance of the corps de ballet and dwarves: Moderato ...
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 17. Arrival of the guests and waltz Allegro - Tempo di valse
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 18. Scene: Allegro
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: I. Intrada: Moderato assai
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: II. Variation I: Allegro
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: III. Variation II: Andante con moto
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: IV. Variation III: Moderato
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: V. Variation IV: Allegro
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: VI. Variation V: Moderato - Allegro semplice
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: VII. Coda: Allegro molto
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 20. Hungarian Dance: Moderato assai - Allegro moderato - Vivace
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 21. Spanish Dance: Allegro non troppo (Tempo di bolero)
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 22. Neapolitan Dance: Allegro moderato - Andantino
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 23. Mazurka: Tempo di mazurka
Act III in the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 24. Scene: Allegro
Act IV By the Lake: No. 25. Entr'acte: Moderato
Act IV By the Lake: No. 26. Scene: Allegro non troppo
Act IV By the Lake: No. 27. Dance of the cygnets: Moderato
Act IV By the Lake: No. 28. Scene: Allegro agitato
Act IV By the Lake: No. 28. Finale: Andante - Allegro agitato - Moderato e maestoso - Moderato
1. Allegro moderato
2. Canzonetta (Andante)
3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
I. Andante
II. Allegro marcato
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro giocoso
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 2. Andante cantabile con moto
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 3. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 - 4. Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 4. Finale (Allegro molto)
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 2. Andante con moto
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 3. Allegro
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 - 4. Allegro
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 2. Allegretto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 3. Presto - Assai meno presto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - 4. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 2. Larghetto
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 - 4. Allegro molto
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 1. Adagio - Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 2. Adagio
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 3. Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 - 4. Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 2. Allegretto scherzando
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 3. Tempo di menuetto
Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 - 4. Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 2. Molto vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. Presto -
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. Presto - "O Freunde" - Allegro assai
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro
II. Moderato
III. Presto
IV. Largo
V. Allegretto - Allegro
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 - 3. Rondo (Allegro scherzando)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Introduccion (Introduction)
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Introduction
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
I. Adagio
II. Allegretto
III. Allegro non troppo
IV. Largo
V. Allegretto
I. Allegramente
II. Adagio assai
III. Presto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Moderato ben accentuato
III. Toccata: Allegro con fuoco (piu presto che la prima volta)
IV. Larghetto
V. Vivo
I. Allegretto - Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro
III. Lento - Largo
IV. Allegro molto - Largo - Piu mosso - Presto
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Presto
I. The Palace Square: Adagio
II. The Ninth of January: Allegro
III. In Memoriam: Adagio
IV. The Tocsin: Allegro non troppo
I. Elegie: Andantino molto cantabile - Andante
II. Valse melancolique: Allegro moderato
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
I. Sinfonia: Andante - Vivace agitato
II. Danses Suisses: Tempo giusto - Valse - Poco piu lento
III. Scherzo: Moderato - Allegretto grazioso
IV. Pas de deux: Adagio - Allegretto grazioso - Presto
I. Allegro con fermezza
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Allegro vivace
I. Andantino - Andante assai
II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
III. Moderato - Allegro moderato - Piu tranquillo
I. Moderato -
II. Andante -
III. Allegro
I. Folk Dance
II. Tableau
III. Madrigal
IV. Minuet
V. Masks
VI. Romeo and Juliet
VII. Death of Tybalt
I. Maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Espaniola: Andante grazioso
III. Rondo: Vivace
Introduction
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
I. Allegro moderato
II. Canzonetta: Andante
III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
III. Allegro con fuoco
I. Judgment
II. Joan in her Chamber
III. The Square at Rouen
I. Montagues and Capulets
II. Juliet, the Young Girl
III. Friar Laurence
IV. Dance
V. Romeo at Juliet's Before Parting
VI. Dance of the Antilles Girls
VII. Romeo at Juliet's Grave
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C, Op.26 - 1. Andante - Allegro
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C, Op.26 - 2. Tema con variazione
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C, Op.26 - 3. Allegro ma non troppo
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Larghetto
3. Rondo. Allegro
Scriabin: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.43 - "Le Poème Divin" - 1. Lento - Luttes (Allegro)
Scriabin: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.43 - "Le Poème Divin" - 2. Voluptes (Lento-vivo)
Scriabin: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.43 - "Le Poème Divin" - 3. Jeu Divin (Allegro - vivo - allegro)
1. Lento - Allegro moderato
2. Adagio ma non troppo
3. Allegro
1. Non allegro
2. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
3. Lento assai - Allegro vivace
1. Moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro
1. Allegro molto e con brio
2. Andantino cantabile
3. Vivace giocoso
1. Méditation in D minor
2. Scherzo in C minor
3. Mélodie in E flat


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